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WWE Raw coming to Toledo in June

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WWE will make a summer stop in the Glass City.

The Huntington Center will host the professional wrestling company’s flagship Monday night program, Raw, on June 10, 2024. The show will start at 7:30 p.m. and doors will open at 6 p.m.

Tickets start at $25 and are on sale now at the Huntington Center box office and, according to the Huntington Center’s website.

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Broadway in Toledo announces 2024-25 season

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Broadway in Toledo has announced its five-show lineup for the 2024-25 series, according to the American Theatre Guild.

The shows are as follows:

“Chicago: The Musical”: Jan. 23-26, 2025
“Beetlejuice The Musical. The Musical. The Musical.”: Feb. 25 to March 2, 2025
“Pretty Woman: The Musical”: April 3-6, 2025
“CLUE: A New Comedy”: May 6-11, 2025
“Les Misérables”: June 3-8, 2025

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Old Masonic Temple being renovated as new home of the Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts

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The Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts will have a new home beginning in summer of this year.

With help from a $600,000 grant over three years from the Owens Corning Foundation, the performing arts collective consisting of the Toledo Symphony, Toledo Ballet, Toledo Symphony School of Music, Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestras and more, will be moving into the old Masonic Temple located adjacent to the Stranahan Theater on Heatherdowns Boulevard in Toledo.

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Artist destroys her own art on the spot while raising money for non-profit

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Artist Brenda Singletary doesn’t create art to see it destroyed, but she’s willing to pay that price to raise money for worthy causes.

Singletary held an art burning on Saturday to raise money for Once is Enough, a non-profit organization that helps families affected by domestic violence.

“It’s a non-profit against domestic violence, sexual assault, drug abuse and alcohol abuse. We provide monetary donations, household items, food, clothing, to help support these families -weekly, monthly, you name it,” said Princess Buchanon, founder of Once is Enough.

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New mural features the largest Levi’s jacket

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A Levi’s jacket is part of a new mural that pays tribute to the indigenous peoples in Toledo, Ohio.

Located at the ADM grain facility on the east bank of the Maumee River, the mural is the largest in the U.S. spanning 28 silos measuring approximately 170,000 square feet. More than 2,850 gallons of paint were used to create the installation.

Levi’s reported the news on its Unzipped blog.

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Matt Wedel exhibit at Toledo Museum offers a garden of artistic delights

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Matt Wedel’s father was a potter. His mother was a gardener.

Both those influences are evident in “Matt Wedel: Phenomenal Debris” at the Toledo Museum of Art. The exhibit,  Wedel’s first solo show in a museum, opened last weekend. The exhibit captures the past 15 years of his work – more work is also on display downtown at River House Arts, 425 Jefferson Ave. He shares the space with fellow potters

In a talk on opening weekend with curator Diane Wright, he also credited his mother with the emotional heft of his work.

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Toledoan’s personal objects to be part of community art project

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Northwest Ohioans got the chance to be part of history on Sunday but maybe not in the way you think.

People from all over the area brought items that have significance to their families and the history of Toledo to Glass City Metropark on Toledo’s east side.

All are hoping their items will be included in a public art project that everyone can enjoy.

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Toledo Exhibit to Feature Local Artist

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Starting next month, a local artist will be having a solo exhibition of his work at the celebrated Toledo Museum of Art.

Growing up, Albany resident, Matt Wedel, was inspired to become a ceramicist by watching his father, who was a professional potter. He recalled how, “watching him create things out of clay really stirred my creativity and imagination. Observing him work really gave me the foundation I needed to pursue my own career in ceramics.”

Although he currently lives and works in Albany, Wedel was born in Palisade, CO. He received his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005, and his MFA from California State University Long Beach in 2007.

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Bringing new life to the old Ohio Theatre

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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – The historic Ohio Theatre officially received a multi-million dollar boost Wednesday. A $2.5 Million Community Project Fund Grant will be used for several key renovations.

The theatre has been a part of the local landscape for more than a century. The federal grant money will help keep it as a centerpiece for the community.

The Ohio Theatre was built in 1921. It was purchased by the Children’s Theatre Workshop in 2020. The interior is in relatively good shape, but some of the exterior elements need to be restored. The multi-million dollar grant will be used to work on the marquis, the facade along with some campus improvements.

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Toledo Museum To Exhibit Rare Art + TPS Concerned With New Proposal

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Good morning, friends! It’s me, Brad King, your host of the Daily. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about what’s going on around town. In this issue, you’ll find:

  • Toledo Public Schools Board member Sheena Barnes and others have expressed their concern over a controversial Ohio Board of Education proposal limiting the definition of gender and requiring school officials to “out” their students.

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